Posts tagged ‘humanitarian’

September 27, 2012

RIP Uncle George

No picture needed.

I learned today that yesterday one of the unsung heroes of T&T – Dr. George Dixon (MD) of Couva and Balmain passed away. He is embellished in my childhood as Uncle George but I know he was much more than that.

Uncle George was one of those doctors who identified with his community and chose to remain in it and make a difference. His easygoing nature and openness of spirit were never forced. He looked on everyone who came to him not just as a doctor but as someone who genuinely cared.

If a patient couldn’t afford him that was never an obstacle – he was as gracious to the rich as to the poor. You would be treated even if your only payment ended up being a bag of fruit you gave him or nothing at all.

My Auntie Brenda May Dixon was there by his side through everything and both were always there for me and my mom. I miss you Uncle George and I hope that all of us can make a difference the way you did. RIP Dr. George Dixon.

March 2, 2011

Touching story of one of the quiet heroes of the New Zealand Earthquake.

With the earth still shaking Ashei  Sopoaga immediately jumped into action to help those around him. A lesson in what it really means to be human.  He is the picture of quiet dignity.